In theory, Employee Opinion Surveys provide a pulse of the workforce and the workplace in general. In practice, they measure the performance of executive leadership and the management team. They serve as a tool to understand what is working and to identify opportunities for improvement.
Unfortunately, collecting and compiling survey data is very time-consuming and only represents a snapshot in time. While the survey data captures the essence of what is occurring, every good leader knows, things can change very quickly – even too quickly, as in times of crisis.
The attitude of Leadership is reflected in the gratitude of their Employees. ~ Redge
Leaders who are actively engaged with their teams are likely to dismiss the need for an employee opinion survey and we would tend to agree with them. The attitude of Leadership is reflected in the gratitude of their employees. The only way to get a real pulse for what is happening is to regularly walk the floor and engage with your teams.
Make the time to take the time to engage with your teams. A regular “walk and talk” will yield more benefits to you and your teams than any survey could ever provide. Acting on their suggestions and offering regular feedback will foster a culture of trust, respect, accountability, integrity, and open communication. For that, your employees will be truly grateful.
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